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The Stars and Stripes Forever


Published 1906
Topics Oldtime


This is perhaps John Philip Sousa's greatest march.

Although he felt that the phonograph would take away from America and musicians, John Philip Sousa was rather pleased with the profits that he received from recordings. His concern that demand recorded music would take away from the musical chest and would hurt the amateur musician. He called this form of music "canned music" and coined the phrase.

Sousa's band was one of the first to make commercial records in the early 1890's, but he would not conduct the band while recording. Arthur Prior usually did the conducting. It wasn't until about 1926 that John Sousa would direct his band in a recording.


1 - The Stars and Stripes Forever
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
Run time 2:40
Label / Recorded by Menlo Park

Notes

Digital recording from Victor Talking Machine disc made at Menlo Park.
To find out more visit Menlo Park

Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - June 28, 2005
Subject: SASF
Very nice rendition of this "patriotic" song, although the only thing REALLY patriotic is the title (ducks). Sousa's band doesnt really mess around, so they get this one down pat.
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